Kevin Coyne

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The kind of cult hero who could have emerged only in 1970s England, Kevin Coyne was a quirky singer/songwriter whose eccentric, yelping vocal style was surprisingly expressive and even moving, suggesting a stylistic triangulation somewhere between Captain Beefheart, John Lennon, and Joe Cocker. This 1975 concert finds him at his peak, performing material from some of his most acclaimed albums, like MARJORY RAZORBLADE and MATCHING HEAD AND FEET. He’s backed by one of his finest bands, including ‘60s blues-rock legend Zoot Money on keyboards and a pre-Police Andy Summers on guitar, and Coyne delivers powerful howling versions of such tunes as the driving, bluesy “Eastbourne Ladies” and the stomping, somewhat Beefheart-ish “Saviour.”

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